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Man wanted for attacking elderly father twice

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 21:55:00-04

The District Attorney's Office is after a man who has admitted in court on two occasions to attacking his elderly father.

Ronald Lacambra pled guilty last December to Attempted Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm and Abuse of an Older and Vulnerable Person.

"We'd like him in custody because he stabbed his father," said District Attorney Steve Wolfson. "And the worst part is he stabbed his father who's 74 years old."

Six months before his guilty plea, Lacambra also punched his father at a U.S. Bank.

"There were eyewitnesses to the first incident at the bank," said Wolfson. "He was drinking on both occasions, and they were arguing over money."

13 Action News Crime and Safety Expert Randy Sutton, a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Lieutenant, says there's a big reason elder abuse persists. 

"Elder abuse is one of the most underreported crimes, and it is one of the cruelest crimes," he said. "There's this feeling of helplessness... Police do care about this crime in a major way, and there is help available. Call 911."

Lt. Sutton says police agencies have special units to investigate elder abuse. The District Attorney's Office also has two prosecutors who handle these crimes, but they need to be reported.

If you have any information on Ronald Lacambra, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.